MacStadium Blog

TestFairy QA and testing with Mac mini case study

TestFairy: Bulletproof Testing on Mac mini

March 15, 2021
September 4, 2020

TestFairy needed reliability to ensure their code would perform flawlessly, and they're using a Mac mini at MacStadium to ship out bulletproof code. We got their mini story from TestFairy Co-founder, Yair Bar-On.

Benepass - CI on Mac mini at MacStadium

Benepass: iOS CI with Mac mini

March 15, 2021
August 26, 2020

Benepass set up their iOS CI pipeline using a Mac mini at MacStadium. We spoke with the lead engineer and chief technology officer at Benepass to see how they leveraged their mini to grow their business.

iOS projects splash image

iOS Developer Survey Pt. 3 - Your Projects

March 15, 2021
August 20, 2020

In this last installment of Dave Verwer’s iOS Developer Community Survey, we’re turning our analytical eye to what iOS developers are working on both personally and professionally.

Kubernetes secrets, etcd diagram

How to K8s: Kubernetes Secrets Made Simple

March 15, 2021
August 19, 2020

What is a Kubernetes Secret and can you make sure that all your secrets are being kept? In this blog, we give you an overview of what Kubernetes Secrets are and how to make them.

MacStadium CEO & CFO Named as Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

March 15, 2021
August 18, 2020

MacStadium CEO Greg McGraw and CFO Michael Landreth are finalists in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southeast Awards program.

Inc 5000

MacStadium #1175 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

March 15, 2021
August 12, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, MacStadium appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking No. 1175 with three-year revenue growth of 385 percent.

Diagram depicting Kubernetes deployment, replica sets and pods

How to K8s: Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments

March 15, 2021
August 11, 2020

Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments are definitely something new and returning users will need to have in their K8s playbook. Let us guide you on the K8s journey with our latest installment.

Pacesetter award

MacStadium #32 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Company in Atlanta

March 15, 2021
August 3, 2020

MacStadium is excited to announce that the company is 32 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the Atlanta metro.

Remotely connecting to your Mac mini

Accessing Your Mac mini From Anywhere

March 15, 2021
July 22, 2020

VNC, SSH, or VPN, you can interact with a Mac mini remotely in several different ways. In this how-to, we walk you through different ways you can access your Mac mini - including our recommendations.

MacStadium named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

MacStadium named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

March 15, 2021
July 21, 2020

MacStadium has been named a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020 by the NABR.

iOS developer tool logos

iOS Developer Survey Pt. 2 - Languages, Tools & Processes

March 15, 2021
July 14, 2020

We’re back with Part 2 of our analysis of Dave Verwer’s iOS Developer Community Survey. In this installment, we talk tools - from Swift to Objective-C and from Jenkins to Bazel, here’s what developers are using.

Persistant volume in a Kubernetes node diagram

How to K8s: Persistent Volumes and Claims

March 15, 2021
July 9, 2020

In order to retain data beyond the life-cycle of a given Pod in Kubernetes, you’ll have to use a persistent volume. In this walkthrough, we’ll take you through the complexities of persistent volumes and claims.

Pull, edit and push Docker image

How to K8s: Pull, Edit, and Push a Docker Image

March 15, 2021
July 2, 2020

Set sail with K8s with part four in the How to K8s series! Let us take you through how to pull, edit, and push a Docker image.

Kubernetes node, pod, volume, container diagram

How to K8s: Sharing Data Between Containers in a Pod

March 15, 2021
June 26, 2020

In part three of our How to K8s series, we take you through emptyDir and volume, and how to share data between containers in a pod.

Orka on 2018 minis

Orka Now Available on 2018 Mac minis

March 15, 2021
June 23, 2020

We've had a lot of interest in the 2018 mini, and we're excited to announce that we've added a new hardware offering to the Orka family - 2018 Mac mini clusters.

Chef logo, VM configuration tool

Intro to Chef: Configuration and Automation Tool for Mac VMs

March 15, 2021
June 17, 2020

Jump into part one of our Chef series, where we introduce some concepts and ideas for beginners and discuss the latest update to the Chef training materials.

Open source iOS testing

Open Source iOS Testing Platforms to Consider When Testing Your Next App

March 15, 2021
June 12, 2020

There are a lot of players in the iOS testing landscape. We’ve picked four open source platforms for your consideration.

Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

March 15, 2021
June 9, 2020

As Dev and Ops teams combine to DevOps teams, ephemeral builds become a bigger pain point - don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the how-tos with Orka.

Load balancing in Kubernetes

How to K8s: Expose a Public IP via a Load Balancer Service in Kubernetes

March 15, 2021
June 4, 2020

In the second installment of How to K8s, we explore how to use a Kubernetes load balance service to expose a single IP.

Results from the iOS dev survey, part 1

iOS Developer Survey - Pt 1: Where are your Macs

June 21, 2021
June 1, 2020

Dave Verwer’s iOS Developer Community Survey came out a couple of months ago, and we’ve been looking over the data ever since. In part 1, we look at where iOS devs keep their Macs.

Kubernetes Logo over terminal results

How to K8s: Exec into a Running Kubernetes Pod

March 15, 2021
May 21, 2020

When working with Kubernetes environments, you may find it useful to access a pod directly. You can do that by calling kubectl exec to get direct command line access.